Study in Australia: University of Queensland Master of Leadership in Global Development Scholarship for Developing Countries

The University of Queensland (UQ), is offering the Master of Leadership scholarship in Global Development to distinguished Master’s students commencing in 2018. The University of Queensland (UQ)  is a research university primarily located in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. As one of Australia’s leading universities, the UQ is consistently ranked first for Business Administration, Mining Engineering and life sciences in Australia. This scholarship is for applicants to the Master of Leadership in Global Development postgraduate coursework program.

The objective of the scholarship is to encourage and support international students from low to middle income countries with demonstrated frontline experience of working on development projects. Applicants must have a stated desire and purpose to bring frontline learning to higher levels of aid organizations and development policy arenas. Applicants must have been educationally disadvantaged as a result of their financial circumstances.

Type: Masters

Eligible Countries: Low and middle Income countries

Award Providers: University of Queensland

To Be Taken At (Country): Australia

Eligibility: An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant

  1. Has an existing application with the UQ for the  Master of Leadership in Global Development (MLGD) and meets all entry requirements for the program – conditional on earning the MicroMaster’s® credential; and
  2. Submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
  3. Is an international student within the meaning of the Fee Rules.

Incomplete applications and applications not meeting the eligibility requirements will not be considered.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –
    1. Demonstrated frontline experience working on development projects
    2. Educational disadvantage experienced as a result of financial circumstances;
    3. Demonstrated interest in a continued career in the development sector;
    4. Personal qualities, including leadership potential, community service and engagement; and
    5. Any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in the development profession
  2. For the selection process, the Head must establish a Selection Committee, comprising –
    1. The Head, or nominee, as Chair of the Committee; and
    2. The Program Director of the MLGD program; and
    3. One member of the university’s academic staff who is currently teaching into the program.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: $36,688.  The value of the scholarship is $36,688 (indexed annually) to cover EITHER

  • Scholarship A) full tuition fees for the MLGD program for the year for which it is held OR
  • Scholarship B) a Living Allowance, Visa application fees, a Travel & Establishment grant, Standard Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover and the UQ Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Duration of Program: 

How to Apply: 

  • Applicants must complete an application form and submit this to on or before the closing date.


Application Deadline: 6th November 2017

Visit the Program Webpage for Details


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